Not-for-profit work recog­nised

Stockport Times East - - BUSINESS -

STOCK­PORT’S not­for- profit or­gan­i­sa­tions will get a chance to shine in this year’s Stock­port Business Awards.

The cat­e­gory has three short­listed fi­nal­ists in­clud­ing the 4 Heatons Traders As­so­ci­a­tion (4HTA), Bor­ough Care and Stock­port Homes.

The 4HTA is a group of busi­nesses trad­ing in the four Heatons area, which have all come to­gether to form a not-for-profit en­tity with the aim of im­prov­ing the trad­ing en­vi­ron­ment in the area.

Its mis­sion is to make the Heatons a bet­ter place to live, work and pros­per. The group is heav­ily CSR- driven and puts on var­i­ous fam­ily events through­out the year, in­clud­ing the Sum­mer Fes­ti­val, which raises lots of money for lo­cal char­i­ties.

The mem­bers also back many en­vi­ron­men­tal ini­tia tives in the area such as swap shops, school en­gage­ment, re­cy­cling, and car shar­ing ini­tia­tives.

Bor­ough Care is the lead­ing provider of care to older peo­ple in the Stock­port area with eleven homes in op­er­a­tion for per­ma­nent res­i­dents and those need­ing day care. Most homes pro­vide il­i­ties for peo­ple with a gh level of care needs, d they have a par­tic­u­lar ecial­ism in de­men­tia re. Any prof­its made are in­vested for the good of ock­port and its cit­i­zens. Stock­port Homes has een in business since 005 and man­ages ap­prox­mately 11,500 homes and range of support ser­vices cross Stock­port.

Its cor­po­rate vi­sion is to de­liver the best ser­vices o cus­tomers by be­ing a great place to work’ and this is sup­ported by their mis­sion to ‘trans­form lives’.

Their work goes beyond de­liv­er­ing hous­ing and support by tack­ling wider so­cial, eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges and mak­ing com­mu­ni­ties more sus­tain­able. To ‘trans­form lives’ runs through ev­ery as­pect of the or­gan­i­sa­tion and in de­liv­er­ing this vi­sion they have sup­ported peo­ple across Stock­port at the same time as pro­vid­ing value-for­money hous­ing ser­vices.

An­drew Bag­gott, of awards or­gan­is­ers Clarke Nick­lin, said: “We pride our­selves on en­sur­ing there is a cat­e­gory for ev­ery­one and cre­ated the not for profit sec­tion for this year’s awards as it’s im­por­tant to recog­nise th­ese or­gan­i­sa­tions.

There are many not-for­profit en­ti­ties do­ing great work in the bor­ough.”

Stock­port Business Awards takes place on Oc­to­ber 2 at the Hall­mark Ho­tel in Hand­forth and is or­gan­ised by Clarke Nick­lin char­tered ac­coun­tants. Head­line spon­sors are Gorvins Solic­i­tors, Or­bit De­vel­op­ments and NatWest.

Stock­port cham­ber col­umn – see page 27.

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